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The Curse of St. Trinian's: The Best of the Drawings Hardcover – 18 Mar 1993

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books (18 Mar. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857930711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857930719
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,142,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Good collection of Ronald Searle drawing of the St Trinian girls. If this is the first time you've come across the drawings then it's a good compilation which captures the anarchic flavor of the drawings that inspired the film
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This is a slim volume full of exquisite drawing by the hugely talented Ronald Searle.

I am not sure if the St. Trinian's ethos is is fully appreciated by anyone other than we Brits but if you have ever spent part of your precious childhood in a boarding school for girls only then you will probably get the picture.

Anarchic, wicked, very funny and even subversive, these 'cartoon's of scrawny girls in gymslips and wrinkled black stockings are just superb.
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By Ruta on 5 Sept. 2013
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Book was kept very well...I am happy I bought it. Arrived fast, funny thing is you pay more for the post than actual book...
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HASH(0x93435984) out of 5 stars Knuckledusters, cardsharks and some very naughty girls... 27 Jan. 2002
By Jodi - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Searle's St Trinians' books are probably a bit dated (well, they WERE written and sketched in the 1950s!)but I suspect every adolescent school student whose uniform-clad, rule-restricted heart longs for a rebellious way to display her independence and intelligence may still relate to these very wicked girls!
(Ditto the boys who delve into the morose world of Molesworth, anti-hero of St Custards and Searle's male equivalent of Psyche Pathick, Deidre O'Hooligan and the other St Trinian's femmes.)
However, even though the girls who attended an anonymous English boarding school alongside Searle's sister (thus inspiring his gin-swilling, pool playing, card dealing heroines)are now genteel English grandmothers, human nature remains unchanged.
You don't have to have been sent (at great expense and often at questionable result) by your parents to attend a privately-run day or boarding school to relate to this and the other St Trinians' books...although it helps.
But wherever and whenever you attended school, some of the characters who attend roll call at St Trinians will be awfully familiar the pushy, social-climbing noveau riche parents and their oh-so-elitist "old money" counterparts. The nervous, easily fooled new teacher and the hard-as-nails longtimer. The sociopathic school bully and the phobic school goody-goody. The teacher's pet and the teacher's terror.
If nothing else, take a gentle trip back to the time when the idea of disgruntled schoolchildren carrying guns and taking teachers hostage was the height of satire...not the nightly news!
HASH(0x93435bd0) out of 5 stars Buy this book! 7 July 2016
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Ronald Searle's St. Trinian's cartoons are wonderful! He and Charles Adams seem to have had a lot in common, mainly a bent sense of humor.
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